I love a buffet ‘Ottolenghi style’ : large plates with different colors and flavors spread on a long table. The number of guests is not so important. I enjoy cooking lots of different recipes. After cleaning up the kitchen and myself, I can enjoy every single moment with the guests. But, not yet😏. This dish … More A perfect dish for a buffet
Kuku is a kind of frittata with a Middle Eastern flavor, and thus, worth to try to convince Italians to eat other cooking styles. An Italian is proud of its national ( or is it regional🤔) heritage, including its cooking. Kuku is based on vegetables, eggs( as frittata is) but with a delicate flavor of … More Kuku with eggplant and caramelized onions
Last weekend we invited our dear Italian friends for a dinner. I have to admit, I wanted to impress with non Italian recipes. We were only 6 and I cooked for 10, knowing that leftovers could be used in another version. The buffet will be explained in other blog posts. Our dinner tonight is a … More Last weekend I let myself go in cooking too much food
A whole day of cooking for a big dinner to say ‘goodbye and thankyou’ to Maria Silvia, a collegue of Iris’ team. First I will tell you the whole menu. In the following blogposts I will explain certain recipes while (yes, New York) I’m taking a little break and you will not notice ;-). -While … More International guests, international buffet
A group of Belgian friends is visiting Tuscany. One of those people is ‘my banker’. They asked me if DocV wanted to cook for them. Of course!! The recipes of most of the dishes can be already found on my blog. As appetizers, in small portions, I serve three different plates : -mackerel balls ( … More My first real ‘meal on order’.
Different structures, different ingredients, different colors, different flavors (but keep the same style), different diets. It sounds difficult, but in fact it is easier to think about all this than to serve 1 big meal and realizing that a few people don’t like it or cannot eat it for different reasons. Put all the dishes … More A wonderful buffet
To prepare a buffet you need at least 8 guests. The idea is to join and share together. You spend some time in the kitchen to prepare. The whole job starts with the menu, preparing your shopping list and organizing the cooking by reading the recipes carefully (and adapting if you prefer). In my junior … More What a pleasure to cook and serve a buffet inspired by Ottolenghi’s cookbooks.